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Paper Scrap Picture Frame 

Written By: Tiffany Threadgould 

/* TOOLS: 


• Ruler (1) 

i • Magazine pages (2) 

• Scissors (1) 

1 or other scrap paper 

1 • Taped) 

I • photo (1) 

cut into a3 1 A>" x 3 1 A>" square for this 

i project 

• Markers (1) 

1 for decoratina 

1 • Stickers (1) 

for decoratina 


Here's a great recycling project to subscribe to - transform a few pages from an old 
magazine into a brand new picture frame. It takes some fancy folding work, but once you 
have the hang of it, you'll have a new frame in no time. 

Once you've tried your hand at magazine pages, you can move on to other types of scrap 
paper and match the paper to the photo. An old map makes a great memento from a road trip 
to frame that vacation photo. Comic book pages make a great frame for your Halloween 
super-hero costume. Your paper recycling bin is your best source for inspiration. 

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Project originally posted on CRAFT . 

• 1 : Measure and cut two pages from a magazine into squares that are 7" on each side. You 
can scale this project up or down, just make sure your squares are the exact same size. 

• 2: Take one square piece of paper and fold it in half corner to corner. The paper should 
now look like a triangle. Fold the triangle in half again, straight across the middle. Unfold 
the paper so it is flat again. 

• 3: Fold all four corners of the paper into the center. Open the piece of paper back up. This 
is fold A. 

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• 4: Now, fold each corner twice 
toward the center. First, fold each 
corner so the point touches fold A. 
Then fold again along fold A so the 
corner is hidden. There will now be 
a 3" x 3" open square in the center 
of the folded parts. 

• 5: Flip your project over, keeping 
all the folds you've made in place. 
Fold each new corner back 1" 
toward the center. Set this piece 

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• 6: With the other piece of paper, 
make the picture frame stand. Start 
by folding the paper in half long- 
ways down the center. It should 
now look like a long rectangle. 
Open the piece of paper so it's flat. 

• 7: Fold each side of the paper 

lengthwise to the centerfold you 
made in step 6. It should now look 
ike a long rectangle with two flaps 

8: With the flaps closed toward the 
center, fold the top of the rectangle 
V2" down and the bottom of the 
rectangle V2" up. Now fold the 
bottom of the rectangle up to meet 
the bottom edge of the flap at the 

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back of stand 





9: Tuck the folded edge of the flaps from the stand into the corners you folded on the back 
of the frame in step 5. Each of these corners has a slit down the middle from the folds you 
made, so you will be able to tuck flaps at the top and bottom of the stand in at this slit. 
Tape the stand in place. 

10: Cut your photo into a 3 1 /2 n square. Insert the photo into the front of the frame by sliding 
it under the folded space. Decorate your frame with markers, stickers, and anything else 
you wish. Your picture perfect frame is hot off the press! 

This project first appeared on 

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